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The six years of President Hill’s administration (1862–1868) brought to a focus all the conflicting movements of progress and tradition which finally resolved themselves under the leadership of his successor, Charles William Eliot. Living in a time of transition, Hill nevertheless made important contributions to American thought and to the development of Harvard, but in the course of years the real worth of his work has been obscured. William Goodfellow Land’s volume will do much to restore Hill to his proper place and to make the present generation acquainted with his lovable personality.